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Cornishman sports round-up 1: November 15

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

  • Bill Osbaldeston, 71, of Pendeen won a bronze medal at the recent veterans' world fencing championships in Krems, Austria. Tenth seed in his 28-strong over-70 sabre event, he beat John Terninko of the USA 10-6 in the last 16 and then put out the No.2 seed, Jean Spertini of France, 10-8 in the quarter-finals before falling to the eventual winner, Karl-Heinz Esser of Germany, 7-10 in the semis.

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Division One: Leaders Trewellard ran out 9-3 winners at the Astro Nomads with C Pass hitting 21 and 20 legs along with 10 tons.

P Ellis was also in fine fettle with a 180, two 20 legs and 10 tons, as was D May with a 180, legs of 13 and 19 and 17 tons, J Williams with an 18 leg, 10 tons and 20 leg pairs with C Ninnis, who also hit 15 tons. C Williams also threw a 180.

For the Nomads. J Millard finished on 101 with a 21 leg and B Winterbottom threw a 180 with legs of 18 and 20 along with 14 tons.

Second placed Mousehole A defeated third placed the Croft B 7-5 with S Hicks hitting 17 and 18 legs along with a 132 out shot, D Rowe threw a 180 with an 18 leg with 16 tons, S Fletcher hit a 180, while D Gambrill threw 20 and 21 legs.

The Croft's R Astle hit 10 tons and a 21 leg, R Twelvetree also threw 10 tons, while G Goodman hit a 17 leg and C Nicholls 13 tons and a 21 leg.

Cornish Arms stay in fourth place despite being held to a 6-6 draw the Croft A. Both G Elliott and A Dunn hit 180s, C Hampton threw a 19 leg with 11 tons and M Smith an 18 leg and 11 tons.

For the Croft, who move off the bottom of the table, R Chilton hit a 180 with 19 leg and 10 tons, while A Rowe had finishes of 107 and 116 with 18 and 21 legs and 10 tons and M Hastings had a 21 leg.

RAOB A moved up two places to fifth but had to come from 5-3 down to defeat Longboat Steelers 7-5, with B Jones hitting a 19 leg with 16 tons and P Ruffell 11 tons. S Minister threw 20 and 21 legs while D Nudd hit a 21 leg in the last game, against his nephew J Nudd, to win the match.

For the Steelers, who drop to the foot of the table, J Robinson hit a 180 with 19 leg.

The Buff B are level on points with the Nomads and Buff A after they lost 7-5 to Longboat A, with G Buckingham hitting a 21 leg with 10 tons, A Harvey a 20 leg, B Allen 18 and 20 legs with a 101 out shot and 11 tons. For the Longboat, M Quinn hit a 180 with an 18 leg, M Evans also hit a 180 with 17 and 19 legs plus 10 tons, A Payne threw 10 tons while A James threw a 20 leg with 16 tons.

Division Two: Leaders the Wellington had their lead cut at the top to three points after losing 8-4 to second placed Longboat Vikings, despite eight tons from K Parsons and seven from C Ewan. D Taskis was their only singles winner hitting a 180 with seven tons.

Royal Standard A move up two places to third after a big 10-2 win over Ludgvan SC C with P Jewell hitting a 180 with a 20 leg. K Stringer also threw a 180 while R Rothero hit a 19 leg.

Royal Standard B also moved up two places to fourth after they beat Astro Kings 9-3, with J Stafford hitting seven tons. Elsewhere the Radjel drop two places to fifth despite beating the Crown 8-4.

Division Three: Leaders Bath Inn were held to a 6-6 draw with ninth place Standard Gwinear B, for whom S Bowkett shot out on 118, the best finish in the division so far. Team-mates A Cook and P Squires threw six tons each.

Ludgvan SC A had their game with Astro Legionaires cancelled and it will now be re-arranged.

Unfortunately the Legionaires missed the meeting and have been deducted five points, so with them not playing and Mousehole B on a bye, Trevelyan Arms moved into second place after beating the London Inn 7-5, with J Tither hitting a 20 leg. The London's W Dennis recorded legs of 22 and 23.

Finally, the Old Success stay three points clear of opponents Mexico Inn in seventh place after a 6-6 draw, helped by J Wilby hitting a 21 leg with a 108 finish along with eight tons. The Mexico's M Gendall threw seven tons.

Division Four: There were no games this week, but as Gulval CC, Red Lion and Astro C all missed the meeting they have all been deducted five points, meaning Gulval drop a place to third and the Red Lion down to fifth.

Team Knockout Draw (ties to be played on November 19 or 26): Divisions One and Two – Mousehole A v Longboat Vikings; Croft B v Cornish Arms; Astro Kings v Longboat A; Astro Nomads v Trewellard; Wellington v Longboat Steelers; Croft A v Ludgvan C; Ludgvan B v RAOB B. Bye: RAOB A. Divisions Three and Four – Trevelyan v RAOB D; London Inn v Red Lion; Ludgvan A v Standard Gwinear A; RAOB C v Astro Arrows. Byes: Gulval CC; Bath Inn; Astro C and Standard Gwinear B.



There were only two specimen fish caught during October and Fish Recorder Andy Richards has been unable to compile his normal full report as his laptop is in for repair, writes David Cains.

A full report will be given as soon as possible, but for now both of the specimen fish were senior shore and the fish of the month goes to Andy Bennetts for his small eyed ray 10-7-7 (120.433%).

Rob Chapman had a lesser spotted dogfish 2-14-7 (105.613%) and Peter Maddern had a small eyed ray 8-13-12 (98.437%). Holly Vintner secured the ladies' shore fish of the month with a ballan wrasse 4-11-13 (94.708%), while Ethan Gould had the best fish by a junior from the shore with a three bearded rockling 1-9-4 (90.178%).

Ethan also had a thick lip mullet 2-13-10 (71.289%) and Perran Willey had a corkwing wrasse 0-8-4 (68.75%).

The senior boat fish of the month went to Mike Delbridge for a greater weever 1-4-9 (93.463%) and the runners-up were Sam Narbett with another weever 1-4-5 (92.327%) and Liam Faisey with a dab 0-14-8 (90.178%).

The ladies' boat fish of the month was a lesser spotted dogfish 2-5-12 (78.645%) caught by Ros Brooks and Will Richards dominated the junior boat section with a mackerel 1-13-9 (105.580%) and a dab 0-12-12 (79.688%).

The Marine Hotel bass competition was held for the duration of October and the winner was Rob Chapman with one of 4-3-7 (70.247%).

Runners-up were Mike Delbridge 3-7-11 (58.008%) and Paul Robinson 3-7-5 (57.312%). The Shore Knockout semi final was also fished and Peter Maddern goes through to the final against Tim Gerrard.

Peter had a small eyed ray 8-13-12 (98.437%) beating Liam Faisey's corkwing wrasse of 0-10-14 (90.625%) and Tim had a lesser spotted dogfish 2-7-15 (90.768%) beating Kieren Faisey's mackerel of 1-0-8 (63.462%).



Penzance Swimming Club attended the annual Bodmin Open meet held at the Dragon Leisure Centre.

Very early on in the swimming season the young squad of 31 swimmers produced some great results. The 31 swimmers qualified and swam in a massive 106 swims with 52 personal best times and 42 medals awarded.

Medals were awarded to the top six swimmers in each age group which is a great incentive, especially for swimmers competing in the younger age groups.

Two Penzance swimmers won gold medals, they were nine-year-old Melody Roberts in the 50 metres butterfly and 10-year-old Thomas Morice in the 50 metres backstroke. The majority of the Penzance swimmers picked up at least one medal each.



The Marazion 10k road race, when 500 runners take to the country lanes near Marazion, will be held on Sunday February 3 2013.

The race is organised by Hayle Runners and is always heavily oversubscribed, usually closing before Christmas. The 2013 race will again be sponsored by the Duchy Hospital.

Club chairman Alan Shepherd said: "We are delighted the Duchy are supporting us again because it allows Hayle Runners to deliver a quality race for Cornish Runners."

It is the ninth time the race has been held and is, as in previous years, one of the events in the Cornwall Glass & Glazing Grand Prix Series, starting at 11am at Marazion Community Centre.

The Marazion 10K is run over the back lanes of Plain an Gwarry, St Hilary and St Erth before finishing up the testing hill at Gwallon Lane, Marazion.

In 2012 the race attracted a record field of quality runners from Cornwall and beyond and was won by Peter Le Grice of Mounts Bay Harriers in a time of 32 minutes 37 seconds, closely followed by Colin Snook of Cornwall Athletics Club 39 seconds behind.

The first female runner for the fourth consecutive year was Emma Stepto of Cornwall Athletics Club in 34:52 seconds.

Alan is confidently looking forward to race day and said: "Meticulous planning has been undertaken and as always the community of Marazion has been very helpful.

"The feedback on the race last year was very encouraging and for 2013 we are expecting a capacity field of 500 competitors with many having booked their places already for this year.

"We have been encouraged by the help we have received from local people and organisations. Marazion Town Council have once again offered their support and the Race would not be possible without the continued help of the Community Centre, Marazion Surgery, Playing Fields Association, St John Ambulance, local farmers and the football club."

He added: "Grand Prix races like the Marazion 10k are major events with safety being a top priority. We will need dozens of helpers on the day to ensure the event is trouble free acting as marshals, manning drink stations and helping with the timing and results.Anyone who wants to help on the day would be most welcome."

There will be no entries on the day. Cornish running clubs have already been sent entry forms, individuals wanting to enter can obtain a form from the Hayle Runners website at www.haylerunners.org.uk



West Cornwall teenager Matt Richards had to settle for a share of second place behind Welsh international Ben Westgate in the third round of the Cornwall Winter Golf Series at Perranporth on Sunday, writes Peter Heyman.

Richards shot a fine one under par 71 for 37 Stableford points and a share of the runners-up spot with Perranporth pair Chris Fleming and Chris Johnston. But none of these three young guns could match Westgate's spectacular four under par round of 68 for 40 points.

However, Richards' joint second place finish ensured he continues to lead the Order of Merit after three rounds, with three rounds left to play.

In the handicap section six players carded net 37 points, with Fleming winning on countback ahead of 14-year-old Zak Omlo (St Austell), Bowood Park head greenkeeper Rob Cook, Ryan Curtis (Bude and North Cornwall), Ryan House (Truro) and Chris Brown (Perranporth) in that order.

Order of Merit positions after three rounds: 1, Matt Richards (West Cornwall) 35.33 pts; 2, Josh Greenaway (Bowood Park) 29; 3, Chris Brown (Perranporth) 27.

The next round of the series is due to be played at Newquay on Sunday, December 16.

The ladies of West Cornwall played their AGM Greensomes competition over 15 holes in a cold north westerly wind last week.

Results: 1, Lynne Bishop (13 hcp) & Anne Evans (23) 31 pts; 2, Ros Fox (14) & Doreen Daniels (27) 30; 3, Alison Gessey (25) & Margaret Courtney (36) 29; 4, Gill Prodger (16) & Sue Lucarotti (30) 29.

Phil Davey won the final round of the seniors' Golfer of the Year Stableford Series with a superb 41 points. Last year's champion Brian Joy pipped Clyde Kevern for the runners-up spot after both players carded 40 points, with Mike W Richards fourth on 39 and Phil Andrews fifth on 37.

Howard Green took the nearest the pin prize and seniors captain Richard Zolkeiwicz presented the prizes.

Cape Cornwall's micro-climate finally relented last weekend and allowed the much postponed Meadery Masters to finally take place.

George Higgins took the seniors' prize with a net 70 and had the seniors played from the white tees, he could have boasted that it was the best score of the day. John Cottle was senior runner-up.

In the ladies' section Sue Dicker's net 75 gave her the top spot, but only by countback over second-placed Roz Thomas.

The wonderful Meadery trophy went to Brian Polglase whose net 71 just beat Geoff Preece and his bad back. The sponsors of this popular competition, members Cyril Leiworthy and Robin Smith, also presented prizes for nearest the pin to Sue Dicker and Malcolm Holland and for the longest drive to Claire Hosking and Christopher Williams.

In the other competitions this week, the seniors' Stableford on Tuesday was won by Keith Ayres. The two men's Stableford competitions were won by Richard Bunch (Wednesday) and Malcolm Holland (Sunday). In the ladies' nine hole competition, Judy Richards won Group A and Marion Bailey took group B.

Club captain Roger Nicholas is rallying all his fellow Cornishmen to raise a side to beat vice- captain Roy McDiarmid's team of incomers, so members are being asked to decide which side they should be on and place their names on the appropriate sheet.

Ray Crebo won the men's Stableford at Praa Sands on Sunday with 44 points. Joe Hill was second with 41, and Lee McGarraghy third with 40 on the last nine holes from Roy Hillyar.

Judy Thomas won Round 1 of the ladies' Winter League (Stableford) on Saturday with 35 points. Carole Jones was second with 32 on the last nine holes from Judy Harris and Anne Griffiths fourth with 29 on the last nine holes from Wendy Keys.

Wendy Keys won the Ladies' Wednesday Stableford with 14 points. Lily Hiscott was second with 13 on countback from Jennifer Chambers and Linda Gale respectively. Ann Seabrook won the putting competition.

Young Point at Polzeath amateur Ryan Bowers and his club professional Richard O'Hanlon made the long trip down to West Cornwall worthwhile by scooping the major prizes at the Tulip Cornwall County Professional Golfers' Alliance meeting last week.

In benign conditions Bowers lifted the amateur award with 42 Stableford points, just one ahead of Whitsand Bay's Keith Smallman.

O'Hanlon, meanwhile, took the team professional's prize and also the individual prize with a fine one under par 37 points.

The next Alliance meeting is over two days at Saunton in Devon on November 22/23.

Full results at West Cornwall:

Amateurs – 1, Ryan Bowers (The Point at Polzeath), playing with his club pro Richard O'Hanlon, 42 pts; 2, Keith Smallman (Whitsand Bay), playing with his club pro Andy Welch, 41; 3, John Rule (Merlin) & Richard Burton (Budock Vean) 40; 4, Rob Tempest (West Cornwall), playing with Carlyon Bay pro Scott Richards, 40; 5, Marek Churcher & Alan Price (Falmouth) 40; 6, Richie Perrin (Falmouth) & Will Sumner (Carlyon Bay) 40.

Team professionals – 1, Richard O'Hanlon (The Point at Polzeath) 42 pts; 2, Andy Welch (Whitsand Bay) 41; 3, Scott Richards (Carlyon Bay) 40. Individual professionals – 1, Richard O'Hanlon 37 pts; =2, Richard Sadler (Killiow), Tony Pitts (St Austell) 35; =4, Paul Turpin (Carlyon Bay), Andy Welch, Scott Richards 34.

Holders Trevose will start the defence of the Cornwall Team Championship (CTC) with a quarter-final clash against St Enodoc on Sunday in a repeat of the thrilling 2011 final, which St Enodoc won by the narrowest of margins.

The clubs will this time meet at Newquay, while last year's beaten finalists Perranporth take on St Mellion at St Enodoc. Elsewhere, West Cornwall take on Newquay at Perranporth and Bude and North Cornwall face Tehidy Park at Trevose.

Quarter-final draw (all matches start at 8am): Trevose v St Enodoc, at Newquay; Bude & N Cornwall v Tehidy Park, at Trevose; West Cornwall v Newquay, at Perranporth; St Mellion v Perranporth, at St Enodoc.

County golf news, page 81.

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